/ Man and woman charged after string of robberies

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with a string of robberies where the offenders carried an imitation bomb and threatened staff.


Michael Thorpe (13/06/1978) and Rochelle Holman (13/08/1986), both of Crossgate Avenue, Benchill have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.


They have been remanded to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today, Thursday 7 December 2017.


Between 13 July 2017 and 5 December 2017, police received reports of three separate robberies and two attempt robberies where the offender approached staff and passed a threatening note.


On 5 December 2017 police received a report of an armed robbery with a gun at a travel agent in Knutsford.


As a result of an operation by GMP’s Serious Organised Crime Group, a man and woman were arrested later that day at an address in Wythenshawe.

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